Unallocated space on SD card

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25 May 2022 19:05 #243830 by itbookham
Hi,

I would be grateful for advice.

I'm new to the forum, linuxcnc and cnc. I've installed linuxcnc on my Raspberry Pi 4. It has 4 GB of memory and a 16 GB SD. I've followed the installation instructions on the linuxcnc pages. Although the installation is successful there is over 10 GB of unallocated space which I cannot seem to merge with the root partition using gparted. Unfortunately, it seems that this space is unusable. Will there be enough room on the formatted partition to save G code files? Would it be more practical to just use a 4 GB SD card, so that space is not wasted on the 16 GB SD when linuxcnc is installed or is there a way to resize the root partition.

Many thanks.

Mark
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25 May 2022 22:12 #243850 by tommylight
Boot the RPI with that SD card, open a terminal and type
raspi-config
Navigate to the menu for expanding the partition to remove empty space.

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25 May 2022 22:50 #243856 by itbookham
Thanks for the advice but I have already tried that to no avail.

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26 May 2022 06:53 #243872 by elovalvo
Look, everything is OK.
The ext4 partition is 25% occupied and you have 10.94 Gb free

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26 May 2022 18:45 #243933 by itbookham
Thanks elovalvo. I think you are right.

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